Taken by the Others by Jess Haines {Amanda’s Review}

Posted 23 December, 2013 by Amanda / 8 Comments

Taken by the Others by Jess Haines {Amanda’s Review}Taken by the Others by Jess Haines
Series: H&W Investigations #2
Also in this series: Hunted by the Others
Genres: Mystery & Detective, Paranormal, Women Sleuths
Pages: 345
Format: Paperback
Source: Library

Once, New York P.I. Shiarra Waynest’s most pressing problem was keeping her agency afloat. Now she’s dealing with two dangerous, seductive vampires who have been enemies for centuries. The only thing Max Carlyle and Alec Royce agree on is that they both want Shia–for very different reasons.

Max is determined to destroy Shia for killing his progeny, while Royce’s interest is a lot more personal. That’s not sitting well with Shia’s werewolf boyfriend, Chaz. As the feud between Max and Royce gets ever more deadly, a powerful vampire-hunting faction is urging Shia to join their side. Shia has always believed vamps were the bad guys, but she’s discovering unexpected shades of grey that are about to redefine her friends, her loyalties–and even her desires…

Dammit, I dunno what to believe.

Thoughts on Taken by the Others (Book 2)

Oh, how I love a second book that hits the spot. After a shit ton of historical romances, I appreciated the ambiguous nature of the love interests in Taken by the Others. (Which I think may have been an issue for me in Hunted by the Others, since I usually like a clear winner.) And really, this book isn’t about love interests. It’s about Shia.

It’s also about the absolute mind fuckery. By the end of the book, I wasn’t sure what or who to believe; everyone seems to be manipulating Shia to get what they want. Poor Shia. Everyone wants her and she doesn’t really understand why.

And all it did was make me want to run out and get the next book in the series. Which I can’t, because dude, nine other library books to read first. But I’ll get there. (Evernote lists, FTW!)

I’m really intrigued where Jess Haines will take Shia (and Chaz and Royce and everyone else) next. Taken by the Others has a “resolved for now” ending, so you know shit’s gonna get real; for as much as we learned this time, we also learned we (and Shia) don’t know enough.



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8 Responses to “Taken by the Others by Jess Haines {Amanda’s Review}”

  1. I think I would like this series Amanda! I feel like Shia might need a hug in this book with everyone trying to manipulate her. I’m like you and typically like a clear winner in the romance department, but sometimes in my UF I’m up for a bit of a romantic challenge and am willing to play the “who will she end up with” game. Can’t wait to see what you think of the next one!

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